It’s official: Rising rent prices have officially reached new blow-your-landlord highs.
With global inflation sending prices of real estate and rental properties skyrocketing, one Londoner allegedly found a sucky, way of keeping their cost of living at bay, one they detailed in a now-viral Reddit post.
“So yeah this has been going on since June 2020 when I lost my job,” u/roisin_babe_ explained in their now-viral admission, shared on Wednesday, July 12. “Not exactly proud of myself but tbh I’m happy not paying rent – which is ridiculously high in London anyway!”
Everybody wins here pic.twitter.com/M8AtGYIz8Y— rosey (@thechosenberg) July 12, 2023
Though the post was quickly scrubbed from Reddit, u/roisin_babe_ ‘s strategy for saving big on rent took off on Twitter after user @thechosenberg uploaded screengrabs of the bygone post.
“Everybody wins here,” they captioned the image.
But not everyone was on board that happy endings are *really* happy endings for all, slamming @thechosenberg’s apparent approval of head-for-rent exchanges.
“no, she does not win by being in a position where she has to give sexual favors to be housed,” commented @EmeraldCityML.
“Actually this person is describing being sexually assaulted by their landlord,” added @Spectrathegame.
“Concerning the amount of people that seem oblivious to the fact that this is sexual assault,” added @fayemikah.
Beyond its arguable definition and exploitative qualities, others pointed out that this strategy is pretty damn illegal under the UK’s Sexual Offences Act.
“It’s also a crime in the UK,” wrote @undercoverbs98.
Moral of the story? Fuck landlords – don’t fuck your landlord.